What? Men dodging this way for single bullets? What will you do when they open fire along the whole line? I am ashamed of you. They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance.

John Sedgwick (1813-1864) American army officer
Report by General Martin T. McMahon

(Nearly) last words by General Sedgwick to his troops during the Battle of Spotsylvania, shortly before being shot and killed by a sniper. Source. Some paraphrases have the last word cut off.

Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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